Morning coffee, forecast financial crash and Jonathan Cahn

Big enough to break into our long weekend, what’s buried in the middle of a broadsheet daily paper is important enough to get me online first thing to tap out a few notes. (In so logging onto WordPress I find a fellow blogger in Arizona has just posted a dream along related lines!!)

On Friday morning it would have been hard for me to miss this headline at the foot of my newspaper’s ‘leader’ page:

“Everything is in place for another big crash”

Nero_6Friday coffee, croissant and crossword starts our weekends. Bringing the yummy-laden tray I find Nina’s torn the crossword off the paper’s back page so that I can read the rest. Being the first of the two days when I buy ‘yesterday’s news’, we read the front-page cartoon and I head straight for the inside – not for editorial, but informative op-ed comments and spot that headline. As Nina writes letters into tiny boxes of the puzzle, I find I’m scribbling notes around this article!

Business, financial commentator and assistant editor Jeremy Warner’s opening shot is,

“Here’s a scary statistic for those meant to know about such things…”

But what rocks my boat in his first two paragraphs is not his mundane explanation – so startling as it is! It’s his reference to this scary statistical financial indicator as being at “one of the highest in nearly 40 years”.  Also, that “business cycles last little more than seven years…”.

Subscribers to this blog who’ve ventured on my recent sorties into the nature of cycles will recognise the import of those remarks.

In fact, well-informed Christians would also recall the financial and biblical facts taught in depth by messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn in his intriguing books The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah. (We are said to be in a ‘Shemitah Year’ that’s coming to its climax in September.)

However, those books are hardly known on this side of ‘the Pond’ to anyone other than a small fraction of Christians. Therefore, I surmise Cahn’s thesis isn’t well known to the City of London’s financial and business world.

So, it’s particularly poignant that Jeremy’s above-quoted opening continues,

“…After a six-year bull market, the typical stock in America’s S&P 500 shares index is valued on a multiple of more than 18 times estimated forward earnings. This is not just expensive by historic standards, but super-expensive. In fact, according to analysis by Goldman Sachs, it ranks as in the top 98th percentile of historic valuations since 1976, or in other words one of the highest in nearly 40 years. It scarcely needs saying that these peaks tend to signal the top of the cycle, with some kind of bear market or crash just around the corner.” (Emphases added.)

Read his brief article online at How central banks have sown the seeds for the next financial crisis. ‘Strap line’ is, ‘The notion that central governments have somehow got on top of the forces of financial stability is for the birds’, which is the last, and summation of, several notable points I’d underlined for use.

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Jeremy briefly sketches the state of play for US and UK economies and the prospect of Greek default on its debts to the Eurozone. He then considers why economic prospects are precarious when stocks, bonds and other asset prices as are so high. In his opinion, the reason is the aggregation of:

  1. Policies of ‘quantitative easing’ whereby central banks print money, which creates new sources of financial instability within the banking system.
  2. Consequently, portfolios of conventional asset managers have become so swollen that they match those of the largest banks, thereby shifting credit supply from the banking to the non-banking sector. This has thus become the main threat to stability.
  3. Buying power of central bank’s money printing is insensitive to price fluctuations and thereby renders normal market judgments meaningless. Therefore,

“all the conditions are in place for a major train crash”.

Also Friday, Greece’s failure to pay the due installment of loan repayment to the IMF was in the news – but this time its chief, Christine Lagarde, was completely taken off-guard. As analyst Ambrose Evans-Pritchard writes on the same day,

“The International Monetary Fund is in very serious trouble. Events have reached a point in Greece where the Fund’s own credibility and long-term survival are at stake.”

In the midst of all these complexities it’s interesting to read reference to the 7 year cycle as well as a hint regarding that of 40 years, both of which feature in the Bible. The first came to prominence as of vital economic importance in ancient Egypt when Joseph told pharaoh his dream of 7 fat cows and 7 thin cows was prophetic. Joseph interpreted it to mean there would be 7 years of plenty followed by 7 of famine and thus enabled Egypt to prepare for the worst (Genesis 41).

It’s so good we can look to the Lord, for He’s in charge…

Further reading:

  1. Brief introduction to Biblical and economical cycles and the work of Erik Hadik.
  2. Financial analyst Eric Hadik – Crash Cycles, starting with the Boston Tea Party!
  3. Erik Hadik’s website – 40 Year Cycles
  4. Update on Euro crisis (links into EU 40-year cycle)
  5. Wall St considers Biblical basis of financial crashes
  6. Prophetic points to ponder on 9/11 (re The Harbinger)

The second signpost – Iran – is getting closer

Courtesy of James Mark Long, www.propheticartists.comDramatic events on this front continue and Bloomberg report what’s been known for many months – Israeli & Saudi secret talks to thwart Iran. (Have suspected for personal reasons that next month could be significant.) My quick re-blog of Mark Davidson’s update failed to connect but do read his original post at:

The Second Signpost Is Not Yet…But It Is Getting Closer

Cleansing Wind – Winds of Change

Thank you to ‘Tucson Tony’ for reminding me of a dream of his featuring a tornado and about which we’d corresponded. Along with another dream, we think they’re relevant to my post on Weighing waves, tsunami & tornado… and which are as follows (NB.dates US-style):

CLEANSING WIND – posted February 8th 2013

‘I had a dream 02/07/2013 where I saw what looked like a tornado except it didn’t come down from the sky. It didn’t move haphazardly but had purpose and direction. I called it a tornado as I mentioned above, however, in the dream I heard it get called a cleansing wind. I saw the cleansing wind enter a church and I saw books and other things being blown out the window of the church. I believe the books to be man-made doctrines. The wind did not miss anything inside of the church. It was truly cleansing the church of things that didn’t belong in the church. As for the papers in my dream, they could be indicative of such things as church bylaws which make the church an organization and not a body which is a living organism.’

I remarked on this post: “Tony, could this be connected to the Lord’s perspective on Hurricane Sandy, as given to Sharon Stone? (see http://wp.me/p1Y1yB-2om)”. He said he’d check it and responded by reminding me of this dream which pre-dated Hurricane Sandy’s emergence by exactly two of months (Wikipedia):

WINDS OF CHANGE – posted August 27th 2012

‘On Friday August 24, I started hearing the phrase, “winds of change”. As I began praying about this, I saw a woman holding onto a flagpole and she was perpendicular to the flagpole because the wind was so powerful and she was hanging on for dear life. I then began to be reminded of a dream that I had 2 years prior that I am re-posting below.

‘I had a dream 9/8/2010 about a large storm that was out in the  Atlantic ocean and it was just sitting there, not moving at all. Then I saw a man standing on the state of Florida and he was holding in his hands a pair of the red tipped flash lights that the guys on the tarmac use to guide the jets in and he was signalling to the storm to come towards him.

‘These 2 things are related, I believe, to one another. There is a  political convention happening in Florida from which it is hoped that a new leader will be chosen and subsequently elected representing a change in regime. This storm is both physical and spiritual in nature.

‘Neither party can be the change that is needed here in America which will be brought about by  repentance and turning back to the God of our Fathers.

‘Something to definitely take to the Lord in prayer.’

Note: To read original posts click on their above titles.

Picking up a golden thread in the Lord’s tapestry

www-St-Takla-org--The-Ark-of-the-CovenantIn weighing words that prophesy heavenly waves, tides, tsunami and tornado coming to earth, let’s pick up a golden thread that’s also been brought by many – that of God’s glory!

We continue weighing those words with a couple of scriptures:

Arise, shine; for your light has come and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1-2 NKVJ)

This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him. (John 2:11 NKJV)

And how do we ‘weigh’ His glory. According to my New Spirit-filled Life Study Bible’s notes for those verses, the Hebrew provides an excellent clue. On Isaiah 60:1 it reads:

Glory, chabod (Strong’s#3519): Weightiness; that which is substantial or heavy; glory, honor, splendor, power, wealth, authority…etc. The root chabad, “to be heavy, glorious, notable” or “to be renowned”. In the OT, “heaviness” represented honor and substance, whereas “lightness” was equated with vanity, instability, temporariness, emptiness.’

On John 2:11 the ‘Word Wealth’ note reads:

Glory, doxa (Strong’s #1391) Compare “doxology”, “paradox”, “orthodoxy”. Originally an opinion or estimation in which one is held. Then the word came to denote the reputation, good standing and esteem given to a person. The NT doxa becomes splendor, radiance and majesty centered in Jesus. Here (2:1) doxa is the majestic, absolute perfection residing in Christ and evidenced in the miracles He performed.’

The latter concept is the one that probably springs into mind whenever we read or hear of ‘glory’. Yet when the Lord’s holy presence comes into a meeting, a sudden sensation of a weighty atmosphere can be tangibly felt. Very often, those gathered can no longer remain standing but sway or bend, even fall to the floor and remain there for a long time – some refer to it as “being ‘slain’ in the Spirit”.

Recap

In finding yesterday (Wed), then arranging in a seemingly right sequence, three prophetic words for the UK > four waves > tsunami and tornado > the nation will turn, a few things popped into mind as I wrote.

One of them related to having seen in a night vision the brilliance and awesome powerful effect of God’s glory upon heaven opening, rather than referring to the very few occasions it’s fallen on me in meetings.

Simon Braker speaks of a third wave that “swept across the nation and washed the nation clean to the point that it shone!”

Graham Brown reports, “I saw a window opening in heaven and it was gradually going back further and further and further. And then I could hear voices from glory, with the glory of God shining down, upon the tornado and the tsunami.”

Amanda WellsThe third person, Amanda Wells from Queensland, refers to England “coming into a time of amazing wonders, or supernatural phenomena, and miracles. This is going to manifest in an amazing release of glory breaking out all around you, everywhere you go.”

I’d searched for some information on each person and the words attributed to them. At the last of the three, I went to her website and learned about Amanda’s experience in the Glory during her recent visit to Europe. Her account on 12th March reads as follows (emphases mine):

“YOU’VE DECLARED IT; AND I’VE ESTABLISHED IT!”

‘I have just returned from a ministry trip to the UK and Germany and while I was there had an amazing encounter with God that has totally changed my life. The words ‘You’ve Declared It; and I’ve Established It,’ resounded in my spirit for the 3 weeks I was there!

‘This generation is at a pivotal time. Things are shifting. The heavens are leaning in and angels are watching and showing up…. God is moving and shifting things in ways we’ve never anticipated or expected. Are we ready?

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‘Hope for tomorrow and strength for today is found in Jesus. It is entirely, completely and always found in Him. His love is unending and faithful. His grace and mercy always true. Through the years He’s always been there and He will always be. The single greatest tragedy in the people of this generation is a lack of encounter with Him. [Nathan Morris often stresses this point. RB] We are continually trying to push forward, without stopping to connect with heaven so as to download what we see and hear onto the earth. For the past four years when I pray before I preach, I have sensed to say the same thing, ‘ Your kingdom come today, let Heaven be on earth today and signs and wonders follow the Word’.

‘After declaring this in the first meeting in the UK, just 4 hours after a long 28-hour flight, I heard the Lord say, “You’ve declared it, and I have now established it”. Suddenly God broke out in amazing healings, but also ‘wonders’, that had everyone astounded. Pastors struck dumb, young teens struck dumb, some frozen in the one position for hours, older people in their late 70’s – 80’s seeing and hearing the angelic realm, to name a few occurrences that happened.

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‘God gave me a word that has laid heavily on me for the few weeks, for the United Kingdom and for Australia. It came out of Isaiah 8 v 18 (a) ‘Behold, I and the children, whom the Lord hath given me, are for signs and for wonders… This is the time of wonders, outstanding signs and wonders. England is coming into a time of amazing wonders, supernatural phenomena in an unprecedented outpouring, where the River is being poured out like we have never seen before.

‘During this trip God gave me a message that I have never preached or looked at before, about the Glory. I saw a picture of myself in darkness yet ascending up a mountain and as I was on top I saw God’s glory in a cloud descending upon me. The Lord then showed me how the Glory, isn’t for us to just enjoy but it is His invitation to marriage, and the bedchamber. The cloud or as the Hebrews call it ‘a huppah’ is where the bridegroom sends out an incredible invitation, He calls, ‘will you marry Me.’ Is it any wonder the Israelites were in mortal fear as they heard not just One voice but a voice that thundered from the Heavens, ‘will you marry Me?’

‘The Hebrew for thunder and lightenings is ‘glorified voices of fire’. Can you imagine back in that day, hearing God cry ‘”Will you marry Me?”. Only one responded, Moses! (You can purchase the MP3 ‘the cloud of Glory, please contact me) ‘Christ in us, the Hope of Glory’.

‘Our link to heaven and our intimacy with the King is the hope for the world. How we connect with Jesus, and how through that connection we live THROUGH Him and not just for Him will result in revival. Great is His faithfulness. We can’t perform on Sunday our way forward; we can’t make the things of heaven happen here on earth, apart from Him. We declare it and He establishes it, but as He establishes, we have to believe and receive His signs and wonders! The signs and the wonders are released, when we lean in.

‘When we press in. When we lay aside our best plans and rise up in all that He is through us. He’s always been here, and He is leaning toward us today. I made a fresh commitment in the UK to lean in more, to encounter more, to ‘wait on the Lord’ longer, and to live in the presence of heaven. In all I do: in life, ministry and business, I want to live in heaven and see it manifest on earth. I want to partner with heaven.

‘I want to live in a prophetic realm where angels dance and sing and all the answers I could ever need and they are poured out like a waterfall, ever flowing, from His River, always available.

‘Champions, who are brave enough to stand and live in freedom, need to live in prayer, presence and worship leading to a constant encounter!

‘The world needs a revival. They need refreshing. They’re struggling, groping and seeking for something to change…for something to shift. We are their shifting point, we are the alignment they need, and we are the conduits that heaven uses to download into the earth.

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This is a pivotal time and all of heaven stands waiting. Will you join me? Will you lean into an encounter with Him and be the manifestation that all creation is crying out for?’

Amanda Wells

Thank you Lord – and Amanda, as well as Kingdom Vision for posting her on their site. Oh Lord, let this be time for your Glory, as seen on Norman James’ face 20 years ago when he was blessed with the same vision of Britain his prayer-partner Wigglesworth had (as here). Amen, and again amen.

To conclude, we have very encouraging words from the Lord to our prophetically gifted brethren and which we’re obliged to weigh carefully. Also, I think we’ve come across yet more pieces to the ‘Invisible Jigsaw’!

Note: Mentoring Day part 2 outlines principles of prophetic decrees and declarations.

[Featured image credit: St Takla Haymanout Coptic Orthodox church, Alexandria]

Weighing waves, tsunami & tornado and a turning of the tide

tsunami_edIn mulling over and catching up on more prophetic words for the UK I’d invite you to weigh them with me.

The first, brought by a leader of City Gates Church Leicester (details here), appears related in part to ‘a tsunami of evil’ as reported by Vicki in her comment upon my vision of a wall of water (here). The earlier word brings a warning and reminds me Dr Sharon Stone said that Rev Bill Hamon had told her of the likelihood a very strong demonic kickback in mid-2015:

Four Waves Heading Towards The UK – Simon Braker, 28 Feb 2015

As I was waiting on God this morning the Lord gave me a vision. I saw waves heading towards the UK at speed their impact was imminent.

The first was a wave of prayer. The second a wave or miracles and healing. The third was a wave of reformation – this wave swept across the nation and washed the nation clean to the point that it shone!

However I saw a fourth contrary wave, it was coming to try to cut off what the Lord was planning, it was black and red and full of anger and violence.

I heard the Lord say,

“The enemy is trying to raise up a spirit of hatred and violence to cut off the coming move of my Spirit, he is flooding the world with shocking images to try to generate rage and anger not only in the world but also in the church.”

I heard Him say,

“Brace yourself and guard your heart for the enemy is about to reveal such wickedness it will shake you to your core, pray protection over the heart of my people for I cannot move in the midst of bitterness and unforgiveness.

“Guard your heart from all hatred and anger for this is the contrary wave the enemy would seek to unleash in the earth at this time.”

[Source: Tracey Dockree at Kingdom Vision.]

The Tsunami and the Tornado – Graham Brown, August 2012

Thank you to Suzanne Payne for this, which reminds me of when I saw the heavens opening to let the Glory of God shine down upon and totally collapse a raging tornado of evil. Nevertheless, there’s no reason why the winds of the Holy Spirit cannot work like a tornado for the Lord’s purposes. Also it’s interesting to read Graham’s reference to glory:

I was reading the Bible at home & was going to go through the book of Zechariah. And as I opened it up, so it was like a huge panoramic cinema screen in my front room. I couldn’t believe it. And right in the middle of the picture there was a huge F5 tornado going like anything. And I could hear it roaring.

And then I could see a tsunami. And then the Lord showed me a picture of the whole of the UK, and the tornado went on its side, so you had the tsunami and the tornado just off Lands End ready to come over. And I said why Lord? and the Lord said they both represent My Spirit. The wind and the water both representing My Spirit, and the power of My Spirit.

So then He started to take me through some scriptures. Zech 4:6 “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might not by power but by My Spirit says the Lord. He wants to do a tremendous work of God in the UK but it’s going to be by His Spirit. So He told me then to go to Zech 8. V 18-19 Then the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying, “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘the fast of the fourth month, the fast of the fifth, the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be joy and gladness and cheerful feasts for the house of Judah’. You know really praising God and seeking after God.

Zech 8:20-22 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Peoples shall yet come, inhabitants of many cities; The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, “let us continue to go and pray before the Lord, and seek the Lord of hosts. I myself will go also.” Yes, many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, And to pray before the Lord.’

And so then the Lord was just showing me this picture of one Christian going to join another Christian. Groups of Christians going from one city to another city and linking together in real koinonia, real fellowship, real togetherness, crying out to God, praising God.

And as that was happening, so the tornado started, first in Cornwall and all round that end and then right the way up through. As it was going up through, so the Lord really put the scripture on my heart, Zech 12:10, I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication.

He then took me back to Zech 4:6 “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might not by power but by My Spirit says the Lord. Then he had me look down a bit further, v 7-9 ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’”

And it was ‘grace to it, grace to it.’ And then all of a sudden, in the picture I just heard Christians linking together, crying out, praising, but they were crying grace to it, grace to it, grace to it, to this tsunami, and this tornado, as it was going up, and then I heard voices from heaven saying ‘rolling prayer, rolling prayer, rolling prayer’. And then as they were saying that I saw a window opening in heaven and it was gradually going back further and further and further.

And then I could hear voices from glory, with the glory of God shining down, upon the tornado and the tsunami. And I could hear ‘rolling prayer, grace to it’ over and over. And as the tsunami and the tornado were going over people, so they were being cleansed. They weren’t being harmed. All the darkness was being pushed back with the glory of God gradually coming through this open portal in the glory.

And that tsunami and that tornado went right the way up the country. And then it got up to Scotland. And I could just hear all this roaring going on, and Christians crying out. And then it started to come down again, but as the water was coming back down, so the water was going either side of the UK as well as on the UK.

[Source: Lizzie Pridmore at Kingdom Vision.]

Word for England: the Nation Will Turn – Amanda Wells, 24 March 2015

This word brought by an Australian coach may relate to the ‘arrow-prayer’ request, Lord, turn the tide in the UK – AND to what happened in the general election (as here):

This is the time of wonders, outstanding signs and wonders. England you are coming into a time of amazing wonders, or supernatural phenomena, and miracles.

This is going to manifest in an amazing release of glory breaking out all around you, everywhere you go. England this is a year where God is measuring you, amending, changing, renovating, and turning you. God is releasing a new Grace and favour to you, so as to turn around the persuading doubt that has come like a cloud over the nation, God is going to turn impossible situations around, and it will seem even in a day the Nation will turn.

Isaiah 8 v 18 ‘Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwells in mount Zion.’

[Source: Tracey Dockree at Kingdom Vision.]

Note: See this blog’s Introduction to Prophecy about how to handle prophetic words.

Intercessors note 70-year election significance too

Detail from Eagle-eyed by John Mark Long‘Twas just a hunch, but I went out on a limb after Ken Gott remarked, “Something of God happened in the election…” (as at #5 here). I asked him,

“Have you noticed the ‘coincidence’ of yesterday’s doubly historic events being related to a 70-year period? – possibly a Biblical one at that!”  This was news to him.

It seemed significant to me that such unexpected results, ones which will change our government, fall on exactly the same day as the celebration of Victory in Europe (8th May 1945). Me being me, I’d spotted they were 70 years apart! So in closing that blog, I surmised:

“Now, 70 years after victory over a common foe, could Britain at long last have an opportunity to move out of its ‘Babylonian captivity’ (as in The Babylonian aspect of the Church’s ‘New Era’)? The ancient Jews were held captive there for 70 years after the fall of Jerusalem before being allowed to return to their holy city.”

That post was published mid-afternoon and so I started winding down for our usual long weekend. But within the hour a comment arrived from ‘Father’s House of Prayer’ with astonishing confirmation of my hunch! I was most pleasantly shocked – ‘God-smacked’ in fact!

LH at ‘Father’s House’ also emailed me with what she’d been working on for a couple of days. Of course, she had no way of knowing what I’d been thinking three weeks earlier. 

With her kind permission – and emphases mine – this is what LH wrote:

“Hi Richard, I’m not sure how to put this on comments, I started to, but there seems a lot so thought I would email. I started this 2 days ago and have just received Stunning Election Results from you. All I can say is I believe what you have written is spot on and have set out below what happened with us.

“On the morning of 7th May, ‘J-1’, ‘J-2’ and myself met early at ‘B’ to pray regarding the leaders and the election. Pastor was at conference but had text the night before to pray Jeremiah 29.7 [as below], something which I had been drawn to all week.

As we prayed it out ‘J-1’ was reminded of the promise to Daniel and the fact that it was significant that the election result would coincide with the 70 years celebration of VE Day – as we continued to pray in line with what was in Daniel.

20150506_182254277_iOS“Continuing, I ‘saw’ – was reminded of – the pictures of people praying outside Parliament the previous evening and immediately Father reminded me of the prophecy which had started me praying out the promises of revival for this nation. It was in a letter of July 1st 2009 from Kenneth Copeland and said,

2 Chronicles 7: 14 and 15

“It’s not going to happen until we do what we are called to do and O Lord

14 If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven forgive their sin and heal their land.

15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer offered in this place.

“This is the time that has been prophesied about, and at stake here is not only your welfare in the land, but also My move in the end times of a great awakening,” saith the Lord. “And it is that Awakening that will save this land and others like it. For it is the time of the coming of the Lord. And you will rise up, and you will be My Name and you will be My power. And I will manifest Myself through you, and many shall come and say, ‘Surely He is the God of all good’.” Hallelujah. Praise God. Whew! Whoa! Amen.

“Amen

“I hadn’t got this board [map and prophecies] out that morning, but I immediately ran for it and felt the Lord say this was done because we (the nation) very publicly the previous evening had done what we had been called to do and lined up with the very first part.

“What was particularly exciting when I read Cindy’s word was we (and I would imagine many others) had specifically prayed that the body of Christ would not back off in prayer once the election was over. We were also reminded of Smith’s 1947 and how important it was that it spread to Europe. [Dr Stone had also stressed this continuance in prayer. Wigglesworth’s vision may be read in latter part of this post.]

“Whilst away in Turkey, Father had been specifically speaking to me about governing in the spirit when seeking the welfare of the city […omitted]. That, just as Reece Howells’ people targeted specifics in the war, we were to do the same with those in authority.

“I hope this makes some sort of sense to you and really I just wanted to say thank you and I believed it tied in with what you have been posting, but I couldn’t really find a way of condensing it.”

Jeremiah 29:7 ….Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” 8 Yes, this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. 9 They are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,” declares the Lord.

10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.[b] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

Daniel 9 In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom— 2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. 3 So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.

Thank you so much my friend for confirmation that brings us all strong encouragement as well as great blessing…

UPDATE:

LH also informs me that Pastor Ray Kelly of Global Prayer Alert Network shared this from last Friday’s prayer summary about the above prophetic word (emphases added):

“I had this come to me. I love reading about men and women and what the Lord has done in their lives, like brother Hagin especially. I love to read and go over the prophecies that he declared. But I just felt the Spirit saying to me that those days are over and we’ve entered into new days, as we “turn the page.” These are not the old days, but these are the days that brother Hagin prophesied about. When he said “we are right on the verge of that glory”, these are the days that he was speaking about. Thank You, Father, for the flow of Your Spirit today. Thank You for enabling us to go out into the new, to pray it out and sing it out. We get it that these are new days. You’ve put Your Spirit within us, enabling us to press out ahead. These are glory days filled with Your presence enabling us to carry out Your plan and purpose.”

Brief bullet points on the Lord’s action in Britain

Houses of Parliament: courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.netLast week I asked “Is God behind the General Election results?“. If you weren’t able to note my observations on why that may be so, the following will update and prepare you for the next post:

  • ‘A handful of prominent Christians…lost their seats, but this was more than compensated for by an influx of new Christians across the political spectrum… and Prime Minister David Cameron is back in power with a Cabinet full of Christian ministers.’  [‘His Grace’ Cranmer on LibDem leader Tim Fallon, as #3 here.]
  • Two Christian street preachers have been cleared of all charges after arrests in Basildon and Hereford.’ [Christian Concern report 27th May – praise the Lord.]
  • Intercessory group noted significance of 70-year period for Britain – see next post for details. [Item #6 of and conclusion to ‘Stunning General Election results’ refer.]

NEXT bullet point: Another result of the Lord’s post-election action.

Also, you may like to read Listening to Jesus in the Palace of Westminster, 3 July 2012.

[Houses of Parliament by Vichaya Kiatying-Angulsee, courtesy FreeDigitalPhotos.net]